ABOUT THE STUDIO
Karen,the owner and director of this private studio,has been teaching many forms of sport & health & fitness in the area for the last 25 years.
Trained originally as a PE teacher, specialising in gymnastics & dance; her natural love of movement has always been present.The Studio opened in 2008 when Karen left her career in a local Secondary School to pursue her passion for teaching Yoga.
Karen’s style is dynamic,inspirational and very grounded (no talk of unicorns or fairies! *) Her vast knowledge,experience and energy shine through her teaching which motivates and encourages students in their practice. As a testament to this,many of Karen's students have been so inspired that they have gone on to become yoga teachers too !
What to Expect from a class with Karen.....
Classes are a fusion of Hatha & Vinyasa Flow yoga. All classes are mixed ability & and follow Yoga’s ethos of honouring the body ‘working to the edge of your comfort zone.’Every session starts with a centering practice and finishes with relaxation & meditation. Pranayama is an integral part of each class.
Expect to be challenged physically with the Asana practice and inspired by the Spiritual teachings of this ancient discipline which Karen teaches with clear instructions, wisdom & a sprinkling of humour *.
Classes are 1 hour 20 minutes long & all equipment is provided. There is a changing area , toilet & kitchen ,where you can always help yourself to a complimentary drink of herbal tea or crystal infused water.
- Friends of Yoga (FRYOG) International Diploma
- Yoga*d Up Childrens Yoga qualification 2005.
- YOGA ALLIANCE Senior Yoga teacher.
- B.ED. Degree (Phys Ed.) University of Sussex
- BAWLA – Free Weights Instructor.
- BTF Trampoline coach.
- LTA Tennis coach.
- ASA Swimming teacher.
- Aquarobics teacher.
- Fluent French & Greek speaker.
Other teachers that teach regularly or cover absences : Alison Dolley , Natalie Penniall, Gemma Sprack - all qualified FRYOG teachers